'THREE STRIKES & YOUR OUT'
- Economy Run held 4/2/07
if that rule applies I came close to loosing my job. When planning the
run I told my driver (Shireen) to go to the next roundabout at Soldiers
Point , When I saw water ahead I realized I had made a mistake, we
promptly did a U turn & altered my paperwork.
leading the run, I was driving & Shireen asked me do I need a map?
"No, of course not!" I found the water again & 11 cars had
to U turn!
with a warm summers day with a light northeaster blowing we had a great
run with very few problems.
at East Maitland we travelled to Raymond Terrace, turning at Newline Rd
& following the Williams River to East Seaham, comfortable driving
with little traffic. From East Seaham we turned into Italia Rd &
followed through to the Highway, A tree lined drive in comparison to the
river flats of the Williams River.
quick run down the highway (freeway) to Karuah & the waterfront
reserve completed the first stage of the trip.
that the highway has bypassed Karuah, it is quiet & a beautiful
setting, It is obvious that businesses have suffered, but if what has
happened in other areas in the long term Karuah will change its focus
& will cater for a different type of tourist as well as its existing
as small break we left Karuah to head for Lemon Tree Passage via
Medowie, much to everyone’s delight they had tarred the road from the
highway in. Prior to planning this run the last time I travelled this
road it was dirt.
arriving at Lemon Tree Passage we had our lunch under the shade trees on
the waterfront prior to going for a walk though the mangroves (on the
Board walk complete with a (female) trog under a higher bridge section).
was hard to leave this relaxed area but we did have homes to go to so we
travelled via Soldiers Point waterfront & Nelson Bay to Tomago then
to Hexham, another different type of country side.
Hexham we had the well worn trip to East Maitland where we fuelled at
the Caltex. It was here I made my third mistake, I forgot to advise
Brian that with safety in mind we would fuel at a different servo,
Thanks to modern car computers I was still able to credit him at the
end. My apologies Brian.
to every one that attended the run and entered into the spirit of what
we tried to present as a pleasant drive with out any pressures.
Thank You for attending & making the day a success